The Patriots Lost The Super Bowl & Twitter’s Like, Trump’s Going Down Next
On Sunday evening, a hard-fought Super Bowl LII game resulted in the Philadelphia Eagles securing victory over the New England Patriots, with a score of 41-33. Considering the New England team's historic propensity for victory, many on Twitter believe that the Patriots losing serves as a sign that Trump will be defeated as well.
Indeed, in an article published earlier on Sunday, Callum Borchers of the Washington Post described the New England Patriots as an "avatar" for Trump. As Borchers indicated, in recent years the Pats have acquired Trump and a litany of other controversial conservative figures as fans, with Trump reportedly previously describing quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick, and owner Robert Kraft as “total winners."
As Borchers also noted, Patriots have, for many, come to symbolize the Trump administration. As the author put it, "Trump and the Patriots go beyond mutual admiration. To some, the Patriots are the sports world’s version of Trump — attacked by the establishment, persecuted by a major TV network and still winning."
Thus, for many, the New England team's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl symbolized a loss for the Trump administration as well — something reflected in many tweets shared on Sunday after the game.
No Longer President
This user did not hold back when describing the implications of the Eagles' victory.
Taking Back The House
This user thinks the impacts of the Patriots' loss will be far-reaching.
Don't Ask How
This person is certain that the Patriots' loss had a larger meaning.
Predicting The Future?
This woman thinks that the Eagles' victory is a sign of good things to come.
Symbolic Of Midterms
Maybe the Patriots' loss is reflective of the GOP's prospects for the 2018 midterm elections? Who only knows.
A "Huge L"
Or perhaps the Patriots' loss translates into a denouncement of the entire Trump campaign.
Bringing People Together
This woman expressed joy and surprise at the level at which the Patriots' loss seems to be uniting Americans.
Joy Of The Country
You have to admit, there's some irony to the Patriots' loss.
Synonymous With The Fall Of Trump
The Eagles victory is leaving lots of people hopeful.
Analogy For America Winning
The symbolism here is uncanny.
A Mandate Against Trump
She loved it.
Darkest Timeline Coming To A Close
There's a light at the end of the tunnel.
The Eagles' victory has totally changed the trajectory of the future.
Harbinger Of Trouble Ahead
It's bad news ... for Trump. And yes, "harbinger" is a great word.
What goes around comes around, as they say.
A Sign Of The Real America Winning
There's more to it than meets the eye.
Not A Coincidence
Makes enough sense.
Losing apparently can bring people together.
Overall, many Twitter users certainly felt strongly about the Patriots' loss — and believe that its ramifications will be felt outside of the sport of football as well.